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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 6 January 2015

First of all, the building is very nice with a colonial inspired theme, beautiful backyard with a big pool and the location is perfect (the famous temple, Sigirya, etc). The food from a la carte as well as the buffet held a high quality. Staff in restaurant was pleasant and service minded with one exception :) Reception staff was a...

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Reviewed 10 December 2014

good location..nice swimming pool with lush gardens.good rooms ..fast wifi...menu for breakfast was good...but mostly non vegetarian items....not preferrable.....attentive receptionist....service boys were good enuf....but no room service after 11....u have to reach hotel by 10...or els it l be closed....nice paintings n magazines....cycle rental

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/ Madam, We appreciate your comment on us, and we wish that you will visit us again. Thanking you Your @ service Jayesha Jayarathna

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We stayed here for a night on our arrival into Sri Lanka. Nice and decent no frills hotel. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are decent but could have been more clean. Value for money for an overnight stay.

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Hotel, responded to this review

Mr. Avijitsen, We really appreciate your comment on us. Guests who keep commenting on us always keep us motivating & helping us to improve. Thank you Your @ service Gimanhala

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. All three breakfast they provided only the same thing.... no western. The rooms are clean but the pool should be cleaned. The place is good but should seriously focus on service.

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Hotel, responded to this review

Mr. Fernando, First of all I would like to apologize about the inconvenient which you faced on our service. To correct ourselves, I would like to know the exact dates and the room number to follow our details. Also I would thank you to make a comment on us which help us to improve. Thank you Jayesha Jayarathna Hotel Secretary

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Spent one night at the hotel. On arrival the booking i made through the phone was not there. luckily there were rooms available and we were quickly allocated a room. the hotel is more like a rest house. The rooms are spacious and basic. The bathroom could have been a little bit cleaner There is a mosquito netting and electric...

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Thank JAM D
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Nice hotel with comfortable and spacious rooms even the bathroom could have been a little bit cleaner... Food was ok but not extraordinary. Pool is nice. We paid arround 45 euros for one night that seems a very fair deal. Really a good and affordable spot for a night.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Stayed one night here as part of an intrepid tour going to see Dambulla caves and Sigiriya caves. Spacious hotel with large dining and bar area. Outdoor swimming pool with good seating area with sunbeds. Room was large with efficient A/conditioning. Food was ok but wifi ok but only worked in reception area and was extremely slow – close to...

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Sydney
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Gimanhala is a comfortable hotel with decent sized rooms, reasonable bathrooms and a great pool and pleasant bar/restaurant. Service was reasonably good. The room bathrooms were OK, but did suffer from a slight odour (drains?). Beds comfortable. No view form the rooms near reception as these all opened onto a old style corridor. No wifi in the room. The...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Initially this place has a bit of a motel feel about it but it is actually a very small hotel with a lovely pool and garden area out the back and large restaurant. The rooms are very outdated but I understand that they are about to renovate. The bathrooms definitely needed renovation. Good basic place to stay though. Staff extremely...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2014

nice comfortable room, 2 cute single beds, if I was taller though my feet would have touched the end! nice shower and the room is nicely done tea and coffee, wifi, air con and fan. clean sheets and bathroom pool was amazing, swam 3 times in the end, loungers with cushions and pool towels provided in the room. nice cocktails...

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We, Gimanhala located in center of Dambulla, Sri Lanka since 1988 for last 28 years as two (02) star Hotel. We are capable in catering 150 odd guests meal during the Lunch hour. (12.00 to 03.00 - daily) Daily Breakfast Buffet is also available from 07.00 to 09.30 am. 30 standard guest rooms are most popular among the both Transit & Leisure based guests. Outdoor swimming pool, free push cycles, are available for resident guests. Traveler's cafe, Traveler's Boutique will be also open from 07.00 am to 10.00 pm. We handle Airport transfers, round tours, special events, and many more which meets guests requirement. ... more   less 

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Address: 754 Anuradhapura Road | 754, Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: €34 - €41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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 of 5 bubbles salemnobody, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I haven't stayed here to comment on rooms as I used this hotel for lunch as a transit guest.”
 of 5 bubbles Manjulacr, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is only one room with a double bed, all others are singles pushed together.”
 of 5 bubbles 796paigew, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Good location”
 of 5 bubbles roshania714, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Hotel on main road so if you can get a room further back from the road this would be quieter...”
 of 5 bubbles ShelleyR138, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
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